CEU Celebrates Holiday Season Through Virtual Christmas Party
18 December 2020
Carrying with them the joy and spirit of the holiday season, the entire Centro Escolar University community gathered online for the first virtual University Christmas Party on December 16, 2020.
True to its theme, “Malayo Man, Malapit Din, Paskong Centro E-scolar Tuloy na Tuloy Pa Rin”, the current pandemic that physically distanced the members of the CEU community did not prevent the celebration to happen. The Student Activity Center that used to be the event’s venue was changed to the virtual app Zoom that made everyone feel involved and connected.
Dr. Ma. Cristina Padolina, University President and Chief Academic Officer warmly welcomed the participants and shared the children’s story “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” reminding everyone a very important lesson that nothing could ever steal Christmas from us, not even COVID-19. Instead, we should focus on the true meaning of this special day which is spreading joy, love, peace and hope.
Interactive games and exciting raffle prizes were prepared for the faculty and non-teaching staff to enjoy. For the entertainment of the entire CEU family, they were also virtually serenaded by Mr. Gary Granada, a well-known Filipino musician and composer.
The celebration did not only serve as a reunion for everyone but also to unite in thanksgiving for how the Lord has greatly blessed and guided the University all throughout the very challenging year. The event was made possible through the leadership of Dr. Bella Marie Fabian, Assistant Vice President for Administration.
A week before the Virtual Christmas Party the 10th Escolarian Lessons and Carols was held to officially welcome the holiday spirit and mark the beginning of Christmas, through songs and bible readings. It was spearheaded by the CEU Presidential Committee on Culture and the Arts in collaboration with the Conservatory of Music with Prof. Angelito Ayran, Jr. as Head.
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